Can You Trust Online Mattress Reviews?

The short answer?  Probably not.  Money talks.  Always has and always will!

For those of you considering purchasing a mattress online – be careful!

Many people today rely on customer reviews when making their decision to purchase a mattress online. The sad fact is that those customer reviews can be (and often are) skewed and manipulated very easily.

Bed In A Box
Photo from Minneapolis Star Tribune

This article from the Star Tribune – Online mattress makers and reviewers are too close for comfort will open your eyes to the behind-the-scenes shennanigans that take place in the Online Mattress Market.

With the ever-growing list of ‘me too’ bed-in-a-box options out there (my partial list has 97 of them!) you may just be better off shopping in your local store!

Thinking About Buying a Mattress Online?

Over the years, we have witnessed a difference in how customers shop for their new mattress.

Back in the day, you set aside a day to go mattress shopping in your local stores. Today people visit your stores to try the beds and then, quite often return home to purchase that same bed online.

Because online dealer’s do not actually handle the mattress you purchase (receive, deliver and set-up in your home) they can often price the same product lower.

This practice has opened the door for a whole new group of bed-in-a-box entrepreneurs to pioneer an all out attack on retail mattress stores. Wild (and inaccurate) claims of price gouging and exaggerated profits has led customers to believe that ALL mattress stores are out to rip them off.

This simply is not true, but, once someone has said it…a certain amount of people will believe it no matter what. You can’t ‘unring a bell’ and so, retail businesses are now competing with an ever-growing list of ‘me too’ bed-in-a-box folks online.

I am not here to bash the online mattress dealers. The truth is this:

Every single mattress that we display in our stores is PERFECT for someone whether it be a $300 bed or a $3,000 one.

Likewise THAT VERY SAME MATTRESS will be the worst bed someone else has ever owned.

Mattresses are a very important and personal. Everyone has specific needs and expectations of their mattress. That’s why it is so important to be fitted properly for a mattress – something that can only be done by shopping retail and getting professional assistance with your choice.

At the same time, every single bed-in-a-box sold online, be it Casper, Helix, Saatva, ZenHaven, Purple (there are a TON of them…see partial list here) is perfect for someone and on the flip side, terrible for someone else.

However, when you shop online, you must rely on your own research and reviews to come to your own conclusions as to which would be the best for you.

SO…what is easier…

Pop into your local mattress store, bounce around on a few beds and actually FEEL what the mattress you are about to buy and be done with it…

or…

Spend a few days of your life researching the ever-growing list to figure out which bed-in-a-box is the best…and HOPE that you have made the right choice!

Whatever you do…I wish you luck and pleasant dreams!

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Reader’s Choice Award – Thank You!

Reader's Choice Award 50From everyone here at Best Mattress Buys to all of you who voted for us, thank you so much!

Bestowing us with the Reader’s Choice Award as Flagler’s Best Mattress Store is a huge honor for us.

We will continue to strive to live up to that honor!  Thank you for your business and thank you for your support.

Local businesses like ours count on you and are grateful!

Best Mattress Deals of the Day

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP DOESN’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK!

Serta Adjustable Armisted Deal of the Day
 

BEST MATTRESS BUYS IS NOW OPEN IN A NEW LOCATION!
On the corner of Belle Terre and Hwy 100 – at Marvin’s Garden!

 

SAME GREAT PRICES – SAME GREAT SERVICE – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Best Mattress Buys
4601 E. Moody Blvd., Unit F5
Bunnell, FL  32110

Phone:  (386) 445-1816

A More Comfortable Sleep For You

Shouldn’t sleep be the most comfortable part of your life? Serta certainly thinks so which is why they have created adjustable bases in a variety of styles to suit your individual needs.

And we aren’t talking about clunky “hospital beds” – we are talking about beautiful, aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture. A piece of furniture that allows your bed to conform to the curves of your body and is design to make your sleep experience as comfortable as possible.

Don’t think for one second that having an adjustable base is frivolous. Back pain, poor circulation, acid reflux, sleep apnea, asthma, arthritis…these are all issues that can be improved by the proper positioning that comes with owning an adjustable base. Even snoring – just raise the head of your bed 10 to 15 degrees and snoring will become a thing of the past.

In fact, 70% of people who have adjustable beds report and increase in the quality of their sleep.

If you think about it, you don’t just spend time in your bed when your sleep. An adjustable bed can help make watching a great movie or working on your laptop more comfortable too! How great is that?

Isn’t it time you came in to Best Mattress Buys to get yours?

Serta’s Manifesto – Comfort!

So what is Serta’s Manifesto? Comfort. It’s what they do!

No matter who you are, or where you are in life, you deserve coziness and comfort at the end of a hard day.

That’s why people choose Serta. For more than 85 years Serta has been leading the way in quality and comfort.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a memory foam, hybrid or traditional innerspring mattress, Serta is Always Comfortable and Serta is always at Best Mattress Buys.

The Cutest Customer Award!

So, last week we had the most adorable customer in our store!

Her name was Leia and I hope that I have spelled her name correctly! She certainly looks like she could be Baby Princess Leia don’t you think?

Leia

Leia Too

Her Mom and Dad made several trips in to our Ormond Beach store before making that big decision to buy a Beautyrest Platinum Hybrid. We certainly enjoyed every visit they made before choosing – more “Leia Time” for us!

This little girl was so happy and so well behaved.  You could barely see her when she walked around the store as she was no taller than the mattresses on display. She just could not have been any cuter if she tried!

I really think she preferred the Serta IComfort (maybe the Sheep had something to do with that) but, in the end the Beautyrest won.

I’m gonna miss her visits – so are the Sheep!

What Wakes You Up In The Morning?

If you bought your new mattress set from Best Mattress Buys, it’s probably so comfortable that you hate to get out of it in the morning.

If you are like me, you typically hit ‘snooze’ two, three, maybe four times before your feet actually hit the floor!

So what wakes you up in the morning? Do you use an alarm clock? Cellphone? The cat?

Here’s one type of alarm that doesn’t have a snooze button! Too cute!

Snap Finance – Approval In Seconds!

Oh yes you can have that fabulous bed that cradles you in comfort as you drift off into a peaceful sleep!

We know that your new sleep system is a big investment and sometimes life makes things difficult.  That is why we combine our every day low prices with a finance option that guarantees that anyone and everyone can afford the mattress set of their dreams!

Snap Finance

Simple Finance - Apply HereA quality bed and a good night’s sleep are a necessity, not a luxury in life. No one should have to do without!

Snap provides customers with a unique No Credit Needed Lease-Purchase Option and approval is so easy – a Snap!

The program approval is not based upon your credit history and you can be prequalified without affecting your Credit Score at all!

Apply For Snap Financing Now

 
You can apply right here, right now, and you’ll know in seconds if you are approved or – you can come on in to the store and we will help you with it.

SO…now that you have absolutely no excuse for not treating yourself right – what are you waiting for?
You deserve a great night’s sleep and we are committed to helping you do just that!

‘Snap’ To It – Apply Right Now!

A Remote You Can’t Lose!

Comfortaire RemoteCouldn’t resist!

While we were out there at the Las Vegas Furniture Market last week, we came upon this GIANT remote at the Comfortaire Exhibit.

What was really cool about this remote is that it actually works!

All I could say was WOW! Now THAT is a remote that you just can’t lose!

BTW…President’s Day is just around the corner so keep your eyes peeled for amazing savings on Comfortaire’s best selling U11 Split Head Sleep System.

If you and your partner are having a hard time agreeing on what a comfortable mattress feels like…DON’T!

The Comfortaire U11 is the right answer for BOTH of you! 😉
Split King Comfortaire

We Went To The Las Vegas Furniture Market

AND…we’re back!

Busy World Market in Las VegasEarlier this week, we flew out the the World Market Center in Las Vegas.

We do this at least once every year so we can stay on top of what is neat and new and wonderful in the bedding industry.

Things change continuously – and the bedding industry is no different! By attending we are able to stay ahead of consumer trends and bring you the freshest, most innovative new sleep systems available in today’s busy world.

Las Vegas World Market 2017

The Las Vegas Furniture Market has a reputation for being the industry’s preeminent Market for finding new products, trends and design for your home.

Virtually all Las Vegas Market exhibiting companies – ranging from the world’s leading manufacturers to some of the smaller but very innovative companies – come to introduce their new products at each Market.

This market is so huge that retailers and journalists from across the globe come to view and cover the event.!

Beautyrest Silver WallWe thought it would be fun to post couple of pics to give you a sense of how that wonderfully fluffy mattress actually ends up in our store!

The buildings are tall and wide and there are literally THOUSANDS of exhibitors there. Good walking shoes are definitely required to attend!

We visited with all of the major bedding manufacturers that you have come to know and trust as well as scoping out a few new entries into the bedding world.

While we can’t show you all of the great new sleep systems here, just know that there are some new and exciting things coming this year in the wide world of sleep!

We take great pride in doing our homework and knowing what the best of the best products are out there so that we can bring them home to you.  Unlike the national chain bedding stores, we don’t just sell what ‘the boss’ tells us to.

We actually rub elbows with people from over 100 different countries at this huge International event so that we can see and feel for ourselves what the best products are.

It is always our goal to provide you with the very best sleep set available for the money – whether you want to spend a little or a lot on your bed!

Late-Night Smartphone Use Disrupts Your Sleep

For anyone who doubts the control their smartphone actually has over their daily and nightly habits needs to read this article from Psychology Today!

Cellphone Addiction

 
The average American spends 4.7 hours PER DAY on their smartphone! Add that to and 8 hour a day job, the time it takes to commute, eat and perform any other mandatory tasks required to live a normal life and that doesn’t leave much time for sleeping!

Sleep deprivation is getting to be an epidemic in America and the consequences are extreme. Late-night smartphone use has effectively been linked to depression, anxiety, reduced cognitive function and physical coordination. In other words – we are not our best and brightest during the day because of our obsession with cellphone use at night.

Because of our constant need to be connected, our minds are continually stimulated – and not always in a good way! While it is never too late in the day or night to receive happy news from friends and family, it is also never too late to get a good scathing from your boss or adversary either. Since only 17 percent of us shut off or silence our cellphones at night, we leave ourselves open to for business 24/7.

Sleep is not a luxury, it is a biological necessity in order to function properly and we are all – adults and adolescents alike, depriving ourselves of it.

Read the article and take the challenge – unplug yourself from the world for 24 hours. After the initial withdrawal symptoms have subsided, I am willing to bet that you will enjoy the peaceful serenity – and a good night’s sleep!

Perhaps the world would be a little nicer if we all just took the day off and got a good night’s sleep!

Super Savings from Serta

Right now Serta is having an awesome sale on their IComfort Foresight Memory Foam mattress sets.

If you are contemplating getting a memory foam mattress but just don’t think that you can afford it – think again!

For a LIMITED time, starting at $899, you too can feel the comfort of Serta’s Triple Effects Gel Memory Foam. Superior pressure relief, support and temperature regulation – all without breaking the bank. This mattress really is very comfortable!

Serta IComfort Foresight Sale
 
Don’t lose any more sleep – just come on in to either Best Mattress Buys store and get your IComfort mattress today before the sale is over!

No Fighting In Bed!

Are you and your partner light night and day when it comes to sleep preferences?

You like it soft – he/she likes it firm.
You like to sit up and watch TV – he/she likes to lay flat and snore.
You like a good massage – he/she just prefers to lay there and snore…yup…women snore too!
You like it quiet – he/she just lays there and snores…

WELL…there is a solution and no, it’s not separate rooms!

Comfortaire is the answer to your prayers.

Split King Comfortaire
 
With a Comfortaire Sleep System, you and your partner can each have a completely CUSTOMIZED sleep experience in the same bed. Not only can you adjust the position of the bed, you can adjust the feel of the mattress itself. The magic is really in the air!

Just last week a couple purchased this set in Ormond Beach for that very reason. His sleep number was 14 because he loved that soft feel of being in a hammock while her number was a 98 because she liked her bed to be very firm. She liked to sit up to read and watch TV – he just wanted to sprawl out and sleep…and snore… Comfortaire was the perfect solution for them.

What makes Comfortaire unique to any other mattress set is the SPLIT KING (see photo of set in Best Mattress Buys) mattress. This allows couples to still share ONE bed while being able to do their own thing on their side. Also unique to Comfortaire is the fact that every component of the sleep system is replaceable.

This means that at no time will you ever reach a point where your mattress it just ‘shot’ and you have to go out and buy a new one because no matter what is wrong with your Comfortaire, it can be replaced or refreshed!

So, if you want to sit up and watch TV without being interrupted by the snoring, just raised your partner’s head about 15 degrees. They will never know you did it, but, they WILL stop snoring and you will get to hear the show.

Just think…no more going to the couch!

Magic Is In The Air 

Fa-BOO-Lous Deals!

Can you believe it? We are quickly sliding into the Holiday Season!
To kick it off at Best Mattress Buys, we have some Fa-BOO-Lous Deals for everyone!

  • We have at least 20 different mattress sets marked down drastically.
  • You can save BIG cash instantly on a Serta IComfort right now.
  • And…of course, we are still offering an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF on select sale priced sets for those recovering from Hurricane Matthew!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
STAY SAFE!

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